Pat Pheifer

Reporter | Ramsey County Courts
Phone: 651-298-1551
Pat Pheifer covers courts and other legal affairs in Ramsey County.

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No. 5: Waseca teen accused in school shooting plot had been planning for months

John David LaDue, 17, plotted to murder his family, then go on a rampage through Waseca’s junior high and high school, according to criminal charges filed Thursday.

Updated: May 10, 2014, - 09:25 PM

This Old Horse serves as sanctuary for retired and special-needs horses

Wishbone Ranch, home of nonprofit This Old Horse, takes in retired and special-needs horses.

Updated: April 29, 2014, - 03:00 PM

Search for car in Mississippi River in Minneapolis to resume Monday

Did someone ditch a stolen car in the Mississippi River near downtown Minneapolis Sunday morning? Or was there someone in the vehicle when it went into the river and floated several hundred yards before sinking?

Updated: April 27, 2014, - 08:14 PM

Dakota County beat: Program targets crime, crashes

Putting squads and officers in areas where most of a city’s crime and traffic crashes happen seems like pretty common-sense...

Updated: April 24, 2014, - 09:08 PM

Burnsville man charged with luring teen girl to home, sexually assaulting her

He contacted her on Facebook and offered to help start her modeling career, police say.

Updated: April 15, 2014, - 09:43 PM

Second teen pleads guilty in West St. Paul homicide

The second of three teenagers accused of killing a West St. Paul man in the driveway of his home pleaded...

Updated: April 09, 2014, - 09:34 PM

Search continues for Ramsey man whose SUV went into Mississippi

Shirley and Clemons Bak talked about their son, Travis Benjamin, in the past tense Sunday, but said they still hope that somehow, some way, the 39-year-old Ramsey man managed to climb out of the frigid water of the Mississippi River.

Updated: April 06, 2014, - 11:12 PM

Youth pastor at church in Savage charged with soliciting girls online

Police say youth pastor at Savage church posed as a girl, asked for nude photos.

Updated: March 31, 2014, - 09:11 PM

St. Paul house fire ignited by unattended candle kills one man

Seven people were in the Hamline-Midway residence when the blaze, ignited by an unattended burning candle, broke out early Sunday.

Updated: March 31, 2014, - 08:04 AM

Juvenile crime cases continue decline in Dakota County

Numbers from 2013 reflect a downward trend seen across Minnesota and the nation.

Updated: March 29, 2014, - 02:10 PM

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